Glass Abrasive Media

Efficiently clean steel, aluminum, wood and more while assisting with minimizing land refill.

There are two main types of glass abrasive media used on the market today, crushed glass and glass beads.

Crushed Glass abrasive blasting media is an engineered sandlasting abrasive typically created from recycled bottle glass. Crushed glass abrasive is of an angular and irregular shape due to the production process which makes it suitable for blasting in some applications.

Glass bead abrasive is spherical in shape and leaves a satin or matte finish to the blasted surface.

Crushed Glass

Crushed glass abrasive blast media is made from 100% recycled glass.

This is an inert abrasive that is a substitute for slag abrasives. Its composition contains no heavy metals and no free silica. It is mostly used for blasting very thick or elastomeric coatings

Glass Beads

Glass beads are a less damaging blasting media that will leave the substrate of the blast undamaged but will still remove light coatings. Glass beads produce the best results when used on softer metals such as brass, aluminum, plastic, die-cast surfaces.

Glass beads abrasive media contain no free silica particles and will not leave toxin in the environment or impart a residue onto the blasted surface. Glass beads also will not cause dimensional changes to the base part being cleaned.

Glass beads abrasive media will leave an even and spherical impressions on the blasted surface after the cleaning process.

The media is most suitable for use with blasting systems set to 80psi max pressure or a typical blast pot running at a max pressure of 40psi.

Choose the abrasive that will blast the fastest

Choosing the correct type and grade of abrasive is sometimes difficult with all the different options. Here are the three first things you need to consider to ensure you make the right choice, and will blast the fastest